World’s Fastest Mobile Internet Now in Qatar

Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Gulf Times -- Ooredoo has congratulated Qatar for reaching another major milestone, as the country has been ranked No 1 in the world for mobile speeds according to the Ookla Speed Test Index.

The Ookla Speed Test Index compares Internet speed data from around the world on a monthly basis. Data for the index comes from the hundreds of millions of tests taken by real people using Speedtest every month.

According to the Ookla Speed Test, Qatar’s mobile Internet is the fastest in the world on average mobile data speeds. The results, which are available to view via, show that Qatar has the fastest mobile internet service in the world, with average download speeds of up to 63.22Mbps, significantly faster than the 23.54Mbps average, Ooredoo has said in a press statement.

Waleed al-Sayed, CEO of Ooredoo, said: “This result from Ookla demonstrates Qatar is truly number one for mobile data services. We know that customers want a 24/7 connection wherever they are in Qatar, which is why Ooredoo has invested in making sure our Internet has the best coverage in the country – so everyone can enjoy the Internet. We vow to continue to push our network forward, in terms of coverage and technology, so Qatar is continually the best in the world.”

The ‘No 1 in the world’ ranking for Qatar comes just days after Ooredoo was voted the leading telecommunications company in Qatar for both data and voice services by consumers, and the Communications Regulatory Authority audit released that Ooredoo has Qatar’s best coverage, including on its 2G, 3G and 4G network.

Ooredoo offers connectivity for all mobile phones in Qatar and users can currently connect to a 3G, 4G or 4.5G network depending on their phone model. Customers can enjoy access to Ooredoo 4.5G super-speeds with a device that supports an 800 or 2,600MHz frequency. 

The company has also launched the only commercially ready 5G network in Qatar and the world, and the “life-changing technology” is being rolled out to ensure availability across the country as soon as commercial devices are made available, the statement notes.

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